Dallas did it once more. It acquired your hopes up solely to do what it all the time does.
One other promising season evaporated into disappointment in a matter of hours for Cowboys followers after the crew’s Wild-Card Weekend loss to the 49ers, 23-17. In fact, with the sort of luck the Cowboys have had for a quarter-century, they drew a lower than favorable matchup. Neglect what the data have been coming into this sport. Many Cowboys followers knew this may be a difficult sport for Dallas, and if it was to prevail, it’d be incomes it the arduous approach. As anticipated, coming in, the 49ers have been too bodily upfront for the Cowboys on each side of the ball. SF dominated the trenches, particularly within the first half.
Whereas many are unhappy and disillusioned on the consequence, nobody must be shocked by Dallas dropping the ball in such a outstanding spot like Sunday’s playoff sport. I’ve talked about this quite a few instances all through the season. Sadly, I’ve adopted this crew for a few years, and that is the way it operates. The Boys will get to the doorstep, then hen out and run away earlier than ringing the doorbell. The Cowboys did sufficient to garner the No. 2 seed this yr, which implies they’d have obtained a second postseason dwelling sport had they been in a position to defeat the Niners. Not solely did I inform folks what was going to occur, so did two of the most important Cowboys haters round, Shannon Sharpe and Stephen A. Smith.
One other offseason of what-ifs for Cowboys followers, however one should ponder whether or not this newest Dallas blunder is sufficient to ship followers off the deep finish. After the sport, it appeared that will have been the case as followers in AT&T stadium have been seen throwing trash down on the sector as Cowboys gamers have been making their solution to the locker room.
Apparently, this was not the case, and it was the referees who have been the precise targets of followers. I don’t condone throwing trash at anybody, however the officials didn’t cost Dallas the sport if that’s the place we’re taking it. Dallas price Dallas the sport by digging themselves a gap and missing the energy to climb out of it. Nevertheless it wouldn’t shock me if a kind of concerned have been aiming for a participant in white and blue. It isn’t the officers’ fault the Cowboys have been down 13-0 earlier than the midway level of the second quarter. Additionally they aren’t why Dak Prescott was sacked 5 instances. Nor did the refs call for Prescott to run up the center of the sector with 14 seconds left within the sport and no timeouts.
The Cowboys acquired pushed round by the 49ers on Sunday. Dallas misplaced and didn’t enable Jimmy Garoppolo to throw a TD and even picked him off as soon as. Jimmy G handed for simply 172 yards and the Niners nonetheless received by seven factors. This may be the understatement of the yr, however Dallas must get extra rugged within the trenches. The Cowboys gave up 169 yards on the bottom to San Francisco. Jimmy G dropped again to go 25 instances and wasn’t sacked as soon as. As common, Garoppolo did simply sufficient to squeak out a victory.
Belief me, Cowboys followers, this comes from a spot of affection. This crew is doomed for the foreseeable future. And it’s been this manner for rattling close to three many years. For so long as Jerry Jones is the ultimate phrase in Huge D, this franchise will proceed to tease the followers yr after yr after yr. Till Jerry decides to cease hiring and grooming puppet coaches that received’t raise even an eyebrow at his meddling, this would be the consequence each time.
Bear in mind, Mike McCarthy is a difference-maker. Jones simply tried to promote us that crap a few weeks in the past. Oh sure, and Jones additionally just lately tried to push the notion that Ezekiel Elliot is still as impactful on the crew as he’s ever been. I do know you recall that remark from Jerry round Christmas. Zeke carried the ball 12 instances for a whopping 31 yards in opposition to San Francisco. His longest run was 9 yards. So, apart from that nine-yard carry, Elliot rushed one other 11 instances for 22 yards. Some impression.
Get up, followers, and give up blaming officers and throwing trash onto the sector. One other yr, one other early playoff exit. This crew can’t even get again to the convention title sport, overlook making one other Tremendous Bowl look. Mike McCarthy is washed up, and the sport has handed him by. Kellen Moore will seemingly get head teaching affords now over extra deserving candidates (most of them shall be Black), though he shouldn’t. You’ll hear about Moore interviewing for NFL head teaching vacancies by week’s finish. This so-called high-powered offense ran seven extra performs than the Niners however amassed 34 fewer complete yards. As common, the offense couldn’t get the job accomplished when it mattered.
Possibly Jones simply used up all the great karma inside his first eight years of proudly owning the crew. That’s when all three of Jerry’s championships have been received. Regardless of the cause, we’re set to start one other offseason of empty guarantees from the Jones household. We’re going to do that; we have to do this. We get to the season, and so they by no means do something. It’s simply the identical bullshit, in a distinct rest room with this crew. Y’all can have it.